Local News

Libertarians leave state rep candidate’s name off ballot

LISBON — The three-way race for state representative is now down to two candidates. Stephen R. Quinn II of Salem had filed candidacy petitions to run for state representative in the Nov. 6 election as the Libertarian Party candidate. On Monday, the Libertarian Party certified its slate of ...

Liverpool man gets 18 months on drug charge

LISBON — An East Liverpool man facing a first-degree felony drug possession charge pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Tuesday and was sentenced immediately to 18 months in prison. Isaiah M. Matthews, 24, St. George Street, had been charged for allegedly having more than 182.43 grams of ...

Reilly Stadium banner honorees

∫ 1828-1905 General James W. Reilly — Wellsville attorney, politician and Civil War general. Money from his estate was shared by Columbiana County schools. Salem Board of Education used its portion to purchase the athletic field and name it in his honor. ∫ 1926 Max M. Fisher — ...

Forever Safe making plans for goat yoga program

SALEM — The Forever Safe Farm Animal Education Center, 3155 McCracken Road, will hold its second goat yoga and wine event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. The first goat-yoga fundraiser, which is already filled up, is this Thursday. The cost for the September event is $30. Another $10 ...

Perry considers returning officer to Drug Task Force

SALEM — Perry Township trustees are apparently exploring the idea of putting an officer back on the Columbiana County Drug Task Force. The trustees voted to go into executive session to consider a possible appointment to the DTF, noting that no action would be taken at this time. Both ...

United adjusts levy language

HANOVERTON—The United Local school board on Tuesday approved a change in wording for its permanent improvement renewal levy on the November ballot. At the request of the Columbiana County Board of Elections, the school board added the word “general” to permanent improvement, making the ...

Lisbon Street open to traffic

EAST LIVERPOOL — As hoped by officials, Lisbon Street will be open today to traffic as classes resume in the city school district. The barricades were removed Tuesday afternoon when asphalting was completed on the section between Ninth Street and West Eighth Street, which has been closed ...

Resource officer returning to Leetonia school

LEETONIA—The Leetonia school board Tuesday night approved an agreement with the village of Leetonia for a school resource officer for this school year. The board approved a memorandum of understanding with the village for a school resource officer for the 2018-2019 school year. Village ...

ELO finance committee recommends purchase

EAST LIVERPOOL — City council on Tuesday will be asked to consider legislation to purchase a new dump truck for the wastewater department, following a meeting Tuesday of its finance committee. The committee heard from wastewater Superintendent Jeff Cameron, who asked that legislation be ...

Salem gets word of funding for sidewalk improvement project

SALEM — A project to improve sidewalks in the historic downtown got a funding go-ahead in the form of a Transportation Alternative Program grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation. “That’s wonderful news,” Mayor John Berlin said Monday. For Berlin, it was a great way to start ...